Christy Ann Massa

Christy Ann Massa, 74, of Tidioute, PA, and formerly of Warren, PA, died on Monday, January 18, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA.

Christy was born on January 5, 1947 in Kane, PA, the daughter of the late Martha Gearhart. She was a graduate of Kane High School. She worked at a meter maid for the City of Warren and later became a dispatcher. She later trained and worked for the Warren County 911 System for many years. She loved to cook and bake for her family, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandkids. She liked shopping and birdwatching. Her family was most important to her.

Christy is survived by her three children – James Peters of Warren, PA, Ross Massa, Sr. of Greensburg, PA, and Dennis Massa, Jr. of Warren, PA; 3 grandchildren – Ross Massa, Jr. and his fiancée Kylie Derk, of Sunbury, PA, Shyanna Massa and Timothy Massa, both of Pittsfield, PA; 1 great-grandson – Rydar Durlin; her longtime companion and fiancé, Herb Barnickle of Tidioute, PA; 1 sister – Nannette (Fred) Winkleman of Erie, PA; 1 brother – Robert (Cathy) Kwiatkowski of Erie, PA; her aunt – Pearl Benson of Kane, PA; her uncle – Manny Gearhart of Kane, PA; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her mother, Christy was preceded in death by her sister – Mary Kwiatkowski, her grandmother – Sarah Gearhart, and her great aunt – Nina Heasley.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Saturday, January 23, 2021, from 11am until 1pm at which time a funeral and committal service will be held with the Rev. Marcus Briggs, retired minister, officiating. Current CDC guidelines of social distancing and wearing of masks will be observed. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through American Diabetes Association, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, 2 Chatham Center #1520/112, Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219, or, or to National Kidney Foundation, 2403 Sidney Street, Suite 230, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting